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Tennis In London This Summer • Fever-Tree Championships New Wheelchair Tennis Tournament at The Queen’s Club

A file picture dated 10 June 2014 of the Queen’s Club during the second round match between Britain’s Dan Evans (R) and Kevin Anderson (L) of South Africa at the Aegon tennis championships in London, Britain. British tennis officials have chosen the grass courts of Queen’s Club as the venue for July’s Davis Cup quarter final against France. London’s Queen’s club has been confirmed on 21 April 2015 as the venue for Britain’s first home quarter final since 1986. EPA/ANDY RAIN

 

 

Fever-Tree Championships

The Queen’s Club

18th-24th June, 2018

 

Fever-Tree Championships To Stage New Wheelchair Tennis Tournament At The Queen’s Club

 

The Fever-Tree Championships is to stage a wheelchair exhibition tournament at The Queen’s Club for the first time. British stars Alfie Hewett, the current World No.1, and two-time Grand Slam champion and Paralympic gold-medalist Gordon Reid are among five of the world’s Top 10 players due to take part.

 

The event, organised by the Lawn Tennis Association and supported by the Tennis Foundation, will take place on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the event, which runs 18th-24th June.

 

“We are delighted to welcome so many of the best wheelchair tennis players in the world to the Fever-Tree Championships,” said Tournament Director Stephen Farrow. “We pride ourselves on showcasing the best men’s tennis in the world on grass and this is further proof of that commitment. The six players taking part in this event are fantastic athletes, and the tennis they produce is jaw-dropping to watch. All of them are tremendous role-models, particularly Alfie Hewett and Gordon Reid in Britain, and we can’t wait to see them playing on the grass at The Queen’s Club.”

 

Scott Lloyd, LTA Chief Executive, said: “Britain is one of the world’s leading nations for disability tennis in terms of the numbers playing the sport at grass roots level through to the success the nation has enjoyed at the 2016 Paralympic Games. Bringing wheelchair tennis to the Fever-Tree Championships at The Queen’s Club is an opportunity to showcase disability tennis at a major event and to help inspire even more people to pick up a racquet.”

 

Alfie Hewett, said: “To get the opportunity to play an event in the Fever-Tree Championships is one I am thrilled to be involved with. With Wimbledon introducing a singles event for the wheelchair players a few years ago, it really gives us a chance to showcase the sport at the highest of levels on one of the biggest stages on the tour. I have always watched Queen’s on the TV so I can’t wait to experience playing there in front of a home crowd.”

 

Gordon Reid MBE, said: “I’m really looking forward to the opportunity of competing at The Queen’s Club for the first time this year. The Fever-Tree Championships is a tournament I have watched over the years and to have the chance to be a part of the event is exciting for myself and our sport of wheelchair tennis. I hope it is also a positive step forward towards creating a grass court swing on the wheelchair tennis tour.”

 

The event will feature singles and doubles action on all three days, weather permitting.

 

• LINE-UP Of ATHLETES •

 

Alfie Hewett – GBR – World number 1

Reigning Roland Garros champion and NEC Wheelchair Tennis Masters Singles Champion. The 20 year old made history in becoming the sport’s youngest ever men’s singles world No.1 in January this year. Also the reigning US Open and Wimbledon doubles champion with Gordon Reid.

 

Stephane Houdet – FRA – World number 4

Reigning (and 2013) US Open men’s singles champion. Rio Paralympic men’s doubles champion with Nicolas Peifer. Two-time Roland Garros men’s singles champion. 2012 ITF World Champion (year-end world No.1). 2011 NEC Masters champion.

 

Gordon Reid – GBR – World number 5

Rio 2016 Paralympic men’s singles gold medallist. Became the first Brit ever to reach No.1 in the men’s singles rankings when he ended 2016 as ITF World Champion. 2016 Australian Open and Wimbledon champion. 7 x doubles Grand Slam champion. Reigning US Open and Wimbledon doubles champion with Alfie Hewett.

 

Nicolas Peifer – FRA – World number 6

Rio Paralympic men’s doubles gold medallist with Houdet. 2017 Australian Open men’s singles finalist. Multiple Grand Slam doubles champion.

 

Stefan Olsson – SWE – World number 7

Reigning Wimbledon Champion (first Grand Slam singles title). Two-time NEC Wheelchair Tennis Masters Singles champion. London 2012 men’s doubles gold medallist. Former Wimbledon and US Open men’s doubles champion.

 

Daniel Caverzaschi – ESP – World number 14

Spanish No.1 and the winner of more than 20 international singles titles.

 

In the men’s singles draw, so far World No.1 Rafael Nadal, five-time champion Andy Murray, and Juan Martin del Potro have signed up to compete for the title. The full entry list will be revealed next week.

 

Centre Court capacity at the Fever-Tree Championships increased by more than 30% last year. The event will be covered throughout by BBC television, radio and online, by Amazon Prime Video for the first time and around the world in more than 40 countries.

 

Tickets and hospitality packages are available here – https://www.lta.org.uk/major-events/fever-tree-championships/tickets/

 

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Editors Note:

Why do we list all this bit at the bottom. It’s simple. Without these sponsors and foundations there can’t be events like this. Thank you so much!!!!!

 

About The LTA

The Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) is the National Governing Body for tennis in Great Britain, responsible for developing and promoting the sport, with a mission to get more people playing tennis more often. It does this under the consumer brand of British Tennis, by working with a broad range of partners and over 25,000 volunteers, to grow the game in communities, clubs and schools. The LTA represents the interests of over 590,000 British Tennis Members, men and women, girls and boys across the country, playing on more than 23,000 courts. The LTA runs and supports a network of 11,500 approved tournaments for players of all ages, the corner-stones of which are the premier grass court events leading up to Wimbledon: the Nature Valley Open at Nottingham, the Nature Valley Classic at Birmingham, the Fever-Tree Championships at Queens Club and the Nature Valley International Eastbourne. The LTA works with many delivery partners to grow the sport across the country. One of these is its charitable entity, the Tennis Foundation, to provide a tennis provision for more than 20,000 schools, disadvantaged youth as well as promoting tennis as an inclusive sport for anyone with a disability. For further information about the LTA and British Tennis, and to review the British Tennis strategy for 2015 – 2019 visit www.lta.org.uk or follow us on Twitter @BritishTennis.

 

About the Tennis Foundation

The Tennis Foundation is Great Britain’s leading tennis charity and our vision is to create a sport which is inclusive and accessible to all people and communities. We use tennis as a tool to change lives, with our aim being to bring the health and social benefits of tennis to our priority audiences of young people in education, disabled people and people in lower socio-economic communities. For disability tennis, from grassroots to the world’s best, we provide opportunities to play tennis and progress in the sport to anybody, with any disability. For more information visit www.tennisfoundation.org.uk.

 

About Fever-Tree

Fever-Tree is the world’s leading supplier of premium carbonated mixers for alcoholic spirits by retail sales value, with distribution to over 60 countries worldwide. Based in the UK, the brand was launched in 2005 to provide high quality mixers which could cater to the growing demand for premium spirits, in particular gin, but also increasingly for vodka, rum and whisky. The Company now sells a range of carbonated mixers to hotels, restaurants, bars and cafes (“On Trade”) as well as selected retail outlets (“Off Trade”). www.fever-tree.com

 

Editors note • yes another one. The Queens Club is our fave on earth. Now add FEVER TREE. Wow. Best drink mixer ever made! We loved Stella’s. But a gin and tonic or a vodka tonic or a Pimm’s using the ginger ale or something. All I can say is 10sBalls has a crew of four going. I think that’s double last year.

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